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National Catholic Journals Unite to Call for the End of the Death Penalty

National Catholic Journals Unite to Call for the End of the Death Penalty

March 5, 2015 The editorial boards of five national Catholic Publications have taken a united stand against the death penalty! Read the powerful editorial ‘National Catholic Journals Unite: Capital Punishment Must End’ on any one of the following sites:   America... MORE

Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement of Death Penalty Reprieve

Statement on Governor Wolf’s Announcement of Death Penalty Reprieve

By The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference   The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference welcomes Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of a “reprieve to inmate Terrance Williams, who was scheduled to be executed on March 4, 2015. Governor Wolf will grant a reprieve – not a commutation... MORE

The Pope Speaks Out

The Pope Speaks Out

October 23, 2014 The Pope released a strong mandate this morning against the use of the death penalty: “It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples’ lives from... MORE

Nebraska Catholic Conference Advocates for Repeal

Nebraska Catholic Conference Advocates for Repeal

By James Cunningham, Senior Associate at the Nebraska Catholic Conference Legislation that would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska has been introduced in the State Legislature once again in 2015. LB 268 will have a public hearing in front of... MORE

Diverse Voices Call for Repeal in Nebraska

Diverse Voices Call for Repeal in Nebraska

By Effie Caldarola, Field Organizer with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Nebraska is an exciting place to be right now for supporters of death penalty repeal. There is a vibe in the air that tells us that our... MORE

Seeing Christ in the Face of the Imprisoned

Seeing Christ in the Face of the Imprisoned

An interview with Marylyn Felion In 1994 as a member of an anti-death penalty group, Marylyn Felion attended a vigil for the execution of Harold ‘Wili’ Otey. People celebrating the killing with beer and food just yards away horrified her. “All... MORE

Dismas Ministry: “Good things are happening behind Bars”

Dismas Ministry: “Good things are happening behind Bars”

An interview with Ron Zeilinger Over the years, Dismas Ministry has mailed thousands of Bibles, prayer resources, and correspondence courses to inmates and prison chaplains in all 50 states with the mission of renewing and strengthening the faith of the... MORE

ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH  NAUMANN ON THE DEATH PENALTY

ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH NAUMANN ON THE DEATH PENALTY

As Catholic activists prepare for upcoming legislation to repeal the death penalty in Kansas, read an extract from Archbishop Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City’s testimony to Kansas legislators on the issue of the death penalty. Governments have an... MORE

A MESSAGE FROM MARY SLOAN, DIRECTOR OF THE KANSAS COALITION AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

A MESSAGE FROM MARY SLOAN, DIRECTOR OF THE KANSAS COALITION AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

The Kansas Legislature returns in mid-January. Legislators who seek repeal of the death penalty will introduce a bill in the Kansas House to end it and replace it with a maximum sentence of life without parole. As repeal legislation is... MORE

2014 CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

2014 CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

Today, more than ever, we need to change the culture of violence in our country. As we move into the New Year, CMN continues to proclaim the Gospel messages of forgiveness, reconciliation and healing. But we cannot change hearts and... MORE